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by Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
2.5M
56
21
Librivox recording of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. They were originally published in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The title character was named after famous American poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover,m4b or other formats (if...
( 21 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, Holmes, adventure, Doyle
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Herman Melville
2M
49
18
Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have...
( 18 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jane Austen
2M
34
13
LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Read by Karen Savage. Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following...
( 13 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, austen, romance, humour
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Mark Twain
1.9M
31
10
LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting...
( 10 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sun Tzu
1.6M
40
8
Librivox recording of The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles. Read by Moira Fogarty. "The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning...
( 8 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, war, Sun Tzu, Sunzi, Lionel Giles
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Mark Twain
1.6M
26
9
Librivox recording of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Read by Annie Coleman. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) by Mark Twain is one of the truly great American novels, beloved by children, adults, and literary critics alike. The book tells the story of "Huck" Finn (first introduced as Tom Sawyer's sidekick in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), his friend Jim, and their journey down the Mississippi River on a raft. Both are on the run, Huck from his drunk and abusive...
( 9 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, twain, huckleberry, finn
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Bram Stoker
1.6M
29
12
LibriVox recording of Dracula, by Bram Stoker. The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn't invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public's imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross...
( 12 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Alexandre Dumas
1.4M
18
15
Librivox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas's most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the...
( 15 reviews )
Topics: monte cristo, dumas, librivox, audiobook, adventure, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of Aesop's Fables, Volume 1 (Fables 1-25). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 1 of 12. (Summary by Chip) Read by: Introduction: Chip Fables 1-2: Joplin Fables 3-4: Kristin...
Topics: literature, audiobook, librivox
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11339
LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 02). Read by Mark F. Smith. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain creates an entertaining adventure of Middle America in the 1800's - afloat on a raft on the Mississippi River. Huck escapes his civilized life when he arranges his own "murder" and turns back into the backwoods, downriver yokel he started as, and in the process springing a slave, Jim, from bondage. Huck and Jim experience life as a series of...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, twain, adventure, satire, finn, humor
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Johann David Wyss
1.3M
17
3
Librivox recording of The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. Read by Mark F. Smith. The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe,...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: librivox, swiss family robinson, wyss, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. A children's classic! Read by: Chapter 01 Kristen McQuillin Chapter 02 Brad Bush Chapter 03 Roger W. Barnett Chapter 04 Miette Chapter 05 Mark Bradford Chapter 06 Raza Shah Chapter 07 Kara Shallenberg Chapter 08 Kristen McQuillin Chapter 09 MarinaMechanical Chapter 10 Roger W. Barnett Chapter 11 R. Francis Smith Chapter 12 Chris Goringe For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: literature, children, audiobook, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of Gutenberg e-text #11
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by Charles Dickens
1.3M
14
7
This is a LibriVox recording of Great Expectations, read by Mark F. Smith. This classic tale tells of an orphan, Pip, who through a series of strange circumstances first finds a trade as a blacksmith's apprentice and then learns that he has "great expectations" of a future inheritance from an anonymous benefactor. He soon learns to live the profligate life of a gentleman as he gradually sheds his associations with the gentle souls of his past, Joe (the blacksmith) and Biddy (a...
( 7 reviews )
Topics: Audiobook, LibriVox, Fiction, England
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jane Austen
1.3M
8
3
Librivox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/pride-and-prejudice-by-jane-austen/ Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
1.2M
32
13
Librivox recording of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by...
( 13 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, pirates, Stevenson, treasure, children's literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Harriet Beecher Stowe
1.2M
35
9
Librivox recording of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Read by John Greenman. Among the most "banned" books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme. Stowe was a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist. The novel is believed to have had a profound effect on the North’s view of slavery. In fact, when he met...
( 9 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, stowe, uncle tom
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charles Dickens
1.1M
17
3
LibriVox recording of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, shame, redemption and patriotism.The plot centers on the years leading up to French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. It tells the story of two men, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, who look very alike but are entirely different in character. (Summary from wikipedia)...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, dickens
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
1.1M
18
2
LibriVox recording of The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Having left Sherlock Holmes apparently deceased at the conclusion of The Final Problem (in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes), we now find that he is alive after all! In this collection, first published in 1905, the great detective causes Watson to faint (The Empty House), demonstrates that cryptography is elementary (The Dancing Men), and gets engaged (Charles Augustus Milverton). Join in the fun as Holmes deduces his...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, mystery, detective, holmes, doyle, short story
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charlotte Brontë
1M
15
2
A LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre is not your typical romance. It is a story of a woman who struggles with a world in which she doesn’t quite fit. Once finished with her schooling, and with no family that really cares of her she strikes out on her own as a governess. Jane Eyre searches for love, someone to care for her, and someone to care for, and finds it in unexpected places. (summary by Kri) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: librivox, classic, audiobook, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
979,319
12
1
Librivox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can't help but love. Despite her "tragical" past, Anne's optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne's life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by L. Frank Baum
978,606
11
1
Librivox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. Summary by J. Hall For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, children, Oz, Dorothy
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charlotte Brontë
961,250
10
9
LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit in her employer, the mysterious and brooding Mr. Rochester, but he hides a terrible secret that threatens their chances of happiness. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) For further information, including links to online text,...
( 9 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, classic, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Bram Stoker
959,472
8
6
LibriVox recording of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper articles, and telegrams. It begins with lawyer Jonathan Harker's perilous journey to Castle Dracula in Transylvania, and chronicles the vampire's invasion of England, where he preys upon the lovely Lucy Westenra and Harker's fiancee, Mina. Harker and Mina...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audio, dracula, drama, vampire
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jane Austen
911,918
9
1
LibriVox recording of Emma, by Jane Austen. Read by Sherry Crowther. (Vol. 1 Ch. 4 and Vol. 2 Ch. 11 read by Kara Shallenberg) Sherry reads Jane Austen’s sparkling comedy of manners with wit and vivacity, and brings the characters to life. Mr. Woodhouse worries and frets, Miss Bates chatters on, and Emma blithely manipulates and misunderstands her friends and family until she finally learns her lesson! (Summary by Kara) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, austen, emma, comedy, regency, england
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Thomas Hardy
891,113
6
0
Librivox public domain recording of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native. Like all of Hardy's work, The Return of the Native (1878) is passionate and controversial, with themes and sympathies beyond what a good Victorian would ever admit. A modern and honest novel of chance and choice, faith and infidelities, this dark story asks what is free will and what is fate? What is the true nature of nature, and how do we fit together? Can we fit together? A tragedy set in the barren land of Edgon...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Homer
888,009
23
3
Librivox recording of The Odyssey, by Homer (transl. Samuel Butler). The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, and concerns the events that befall the Greek hero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithaca after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to return to his native land of Ithaca after ten...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, homer, classics, adventure, poetry
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
879,405
15
2
Librivox recording of Fairy Tales by the Brother Grimm. A classic collection of oral German folklore, brought together for posterity by the scholarly brothers Grimm in the 1800s, this epitome of fairy tales includes many of the world's best known stories. In these dark foreboding woods, you will find: Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Lily and the Lion (better known as Beauty and the Beast), and Snow White and Rose Red, among other timeless works. These tales were later heavily...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: literature, audiobook, children, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
869,962
5
2
LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Mark F. Smith. Dr. Watson chronicles here some of the more interesting detective cases that he and his good friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, have encountered during their association. We see the cases unfold as he does, scratch our heads as does he while the evidence is collected, and then marvel at the impeccable observations, remarkable insight, and doggedness which Holmes displays as he teases apart the...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, doyle, mystery, sherlock holmes, literature, adventure
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jane Austen
869,307
10
5
Librivox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Read by Annie Coleman. Jane Austen's classic novel chronicles the events in the lives of the Bennet family. Take a family with five unmarried daughters and a lack of wealth, throw in a new wealthy neighbor or two, plus a whole regiment of soldiers in town, and add a heaping spoonful of pride and a pinch of prejudice. Mix it all together and you get a story full of tears and laughter, embarrassment and pride, and, of course, love....
( 5 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1342
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by Jane Austen
862,092
9
3
LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is most offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Austen at the height of her powers: the ironic narration, hilariously drawn...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audio, austen, pride, prejudice, literature, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by C. Collodi
850,316
3
1
Librivox recording of The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi and translated by Carol della Chiesa. Read by LibriVox volunteers. The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi (here transl. by Carol della Chiesa). The first half was published in serial form between 1881 and 1883, and then completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox public domain Ghost Story Collection, Vol. 001. A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org. Download M4B (93mb)
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, ghost stories, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Shakespeare
813,802
5
0
Librivox recording of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Read by Becky Crackel. Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most famous of Shakespeare's plays and is thought to be the most famous love story in Western history. It concerns the fate of two very young lovers who would do anything to be together. The Montagues and the Capulets of Verona, Italy, are in the midst of a long-standing feud when Romeo Montague drops in on a masquerade party at the Capulets'. While there he meets and woos the...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, drama
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sun Tzu
809,597
3
0
LibriVox recording of The Art of War, by Sun Tzu (translated by Lionel Giles). Read by Paul Sze. The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. (From Wikipedia.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, art war, sun tzu, sunzi, military strategy, Lionel Giles
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
805,849
13
0
LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...
Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, old English, poetry, hero, Grendel, Dane
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Mary W. Shelley
796,804
10
8
LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in the book. Rejected by society, the Monster vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine) Note: Audio files were volume adjusted and re-uploaded May 3, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
( 8 reviews )
Topics: audiobook, literature, librivox, horror
Source: LibriVox recording of Gutenberg e-text #84
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by Henry David Thoreau
791,779
30
9
Librivox recording of Walden by Henry David Thoreau Read by Gord Mackenzie. Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. Along with...
( 9 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by J. M. Barrie
716,685
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Librivox recording of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Read by Librivox volunteers. Peter Pan is the well-loved story of three children and their adventures in Neverland with the boy who refuses to grow up. Swashbuckling, fairy dust, and flight; mermaid lagoons, ticking crocodiles, and Princess Tiger Lily; second to the right and then straight on till morning. You know the story... and if you don't, please start listening immediately! (summary by Meredith Hughes) For further information, including...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Peter Pan, James Matthew Barrie, children, fantasy, Neverland, Tinkerbell,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen. A collection of eighteen fairy tales – some popular, some lesser known – by famous Danish author H.C. Andersen. (Summary by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org. M4B audiobook of...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jonathan Swift
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LibriVox recording of Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. Read by Lizzie Driver. Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. (Summary from Wikipedia) For...
( 9 reviews )
Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, swift, gulliver, satire, parody
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by: Chapters 1-2: Squiddhartha Chapters 3-4: Gord Chapters 5-6: Kara Chapters 7-8: Literate Loser Chapters 9-10: Ivan Chapters 11-12: Podchef Chapters 13-14: Squiddhartha Chapters 15-16: Hugh Chapters 17-18: Vee Chapters 19-20: mjd-s Chapters 21-22: Kristen Chapters 23-24: Podchef Chapters 25-26: Gord Chapters 27-28: Alex Foster Chapters 29-30: dandyrandy Chapters 31-32: Jean O'Sullivan Chapters 33-34: dandyrandy For further...
( 5 reviews )
Topics: literature, audiobook, children, librivox
Source: gutenberg e-text #120
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of 12 CREEPY TALES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE(1809 - 1849) This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, the Premature Burial and six others that are a shuddering delight to read and listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you as only LibriVox readers can perform them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, horror, poe, creepy
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Librivox recording of The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Kara Shallenberg Mary Lennox is a spoiled, middle-class, self-centred child who has been recently orphaned. She is accepted into the quiet and remote country house of an uncle, who has almost completely withdrawn into himself after the death of his wife. Mary gradually becomes drawn into the hidden side of the house: why does she hear the crying of a unseen child? Why is there an overgrown, walled garden, its door long...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: literature, audiobook, children, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist is an 1838 novel by Charles Dickens. It was originally published as a serial.Like most of Dickens' work, the book is used to call the public's attention to various contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. The novel is full of sarcasm and dark humour, even as it treats its serious subject, revealing the hypocrisies of the time.It has been the subject of...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, dickens
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read by Karen Savage. The timeless story of the young orphan girl sent by accident to a brother and sister who had wanted a boy, Anne, with her vivid imagination and sensitive spirit, has enchanted readers for generations. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, anne, green gables, fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Emily Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Read by Ruth Golding. Emily Brontë's only novel, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared, with many horrified...
( 9 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, bronte, Heathcliff, Brontë
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of 1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors by Mark Twain. Please note: this recording contains strong language. "1601," wrote Mark Twain, "is a supposititious conversation which takes place in Queen Elizabeth's closet in that year, between the Queen, Ben Jonson, Beaumont, Sir Walter Raleigh, the Duchess of Bilgewater, and one or two others ... If there is a decent word findable in it, it is because I overlooked it."...
Topics: librivox, literature, satire, Great Britain, Elizabeth I, fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Burt, Mary E.
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LibriVox recording of Poems Every Child Should Know, edited by Mary E. Burt. Read by Kara Shallenberg. This anthology of poetry, published in 1904, contains such favorites as The Raven, My Shadow, and The Village Blacksmith, as well as many lovely poems that may be unfamiliar. Most of the poems in this collection are short enough for children to memorize. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, children, poetry
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of Aesop's Fables, Volume 3 (Fables 51-75). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 3 of 12. (Summary by Chip) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Read by Denny Sayers. Daniel Defoe's The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (1719) is considered by many the first English novel. Based on the real-life experiences of the castaway Alexander Selkirk, the book has had a perrenial appeal among readers of all ages - especially the young adult reading public - who continue to find inspiration in the inventive resourcefulness of its hero, sole survivor of...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jack London
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LibriVox recording of Call of the Wild, by Jack London. In this novel (often mistakingly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves. (Summary written by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: literature, audiobook, librivox
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/215
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by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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Don Quijote de la Mancha (ortografía y título original —1605—, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha) es una de las obras cumbre de la literatura española y la literatura universal, el libro más traducido después de la Biblia, escrito por Miguel de Cervantes. La novela consta de dos partes: la primera, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, fue publicada en 1605; la segunda, El ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha, en 1615. La primera parte se imprimió en...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, spanish
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by H.G. Wells
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LibriVox's public domain recording of H.G. Well's The Invisible Man. The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again. The...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, science fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox public domain recording of a Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson. This collection includes 40 different Christmas carols collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson, the creator of The Hymns and Carols of Christmas website, a public-domain collection of Christmas music containing over 2,600 hymns, carols and songs. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org. Download M4B (40MB)
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, christmas, poetry, hymns, carols
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by The 9/11 Commission
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9/11 Commission Report, formally titled Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, is the official report of the events leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was prepared by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (informally sometimes known as the "9/11 Commission" or the "Kean/Zelikow Commission") at the request of the President of the United States and Congress. The commission convened on...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: librivox, 9/11 report, terrorism, terrorist attack on US, history
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by H. Rider Haggard
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Librivox recording of King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard. Read by John Nicholson. King Solomon's Mines, first published in 1885, was a best-selling novel by the Victorian adventure writer H. Rider Haggard. It relates a journey into the heart of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain in search of the legendary wealth said to be concealed in the mines of the novel's title. It is significant as the first fictional adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered the genesis...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, adventure, Africa, mines, diamonds
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne. Captain Nemo, The Nautilus, and the mysterious depths of the ocean. Unforgettable. Come join an adventure that will roam among coral and pearls, sharks and giant squid, with wonders of biology and engineering that will thrust us from the Antarctic to Atlantis. Whether voyaging a yarn of the glorious unknown, a tale of the darkness that grips the heart of men, or a reinterpretation of Homer's Odyssey, we'll all enjoy...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Shakespeare
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Librivox recording of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Read by Sam Stinson. Romeo and Juliet is an early tragedy by William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers" whose "untimely deaths" ultimately unite their feuding households. The play has been highly praised by literary critics for its language and dramatic effect. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays....
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, William Shakespeare, Romeo, Juliet, drama, play, tragedy, tragic...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Louisa May Alcott
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LibriVox recording of Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. Little Women is the classic story of the March family, which consists of Mr. and Mrs. March and their four girls--practical, yet fashion conscious, Meg, who longs for the nice things they used to have. Rambunctious, book worm, Jo, who wants to become a writer and wishes she were born a boy. Shy and quiet, home-loving Beth, who loves to play the piano and play with her kitties. Finally, the youngest, artistic Amy, who longs for an...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, little women, alcott, children, sisters, young adult, writing,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jane Austen
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Librivox recording of the Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Read by Heather Barnett, Kelly Bescherer, Judy Bieber, Calliope, Michelle Crandall, Susan Denney, Kirsten Ferreri, Larysa Jaworski, Sarah Key-DeLyria, Sharmini Kumar, Kristen McQuillin, Patricia Oakley, Kara Shallenberg, Tina Tilney, Kymm Zuckert. The two eldest Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, one of whom (Elinor) embraces practicality and restraint while the other (Marianne) gives her whole heart to every endeavor. When...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, romance, Jane Austen, Elinor Dashwood, Marianne Dashwood, John...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Ruth Golding. A collection of twelve short stories featuring Conan Doyle's legendary detective, originally published as single stories in Strand Magazine and subsequently collected into a single volume. There is not always a crime committed nor a culprit to find, and when there is, Holmes does not invariably get his man. However, his extraordinary powers of deduction generally solve the mystery, often to...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audio book, mystery, sherlock holmes, crime, detective, short stories
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jacob Abbott
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Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks.Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. - Written by Wikipedia and Lizzie Driver For further information, including links to...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, History, biography, alexander
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Benjamin Franklin, ed. Frank Woodworth Pine
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, edited by Frank Woodward Pine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. (Summary by Gary) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available),...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, autobiography, franklin, pine
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne. Read by Mark F. Smith. A story of castaways, similar to Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, this book details the escape from Civil War-era Richmond, Virginia, of five Northern men who dared to go aloft in a balloon in the midst of a hurricane. Deposited on a lonely island in the Pacific, they make do with Yankee ingenuity where Chance has left them nothing. Only later do they find they have a hidden benefactor: Captain...
( 5 reviews )
Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, verne, sci-fi, adventure
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He was devised by Scottish author and doctor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. He is perhaps the most famous fictional detective, and indeed one of the best known and most...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, adventure, mystery, doyle, sherlock holmes
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Victor Hugo
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LibriVox recording of Les Misérables, Vol. 1, by Victor Hugo. Read by LibriVox volunteers. An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the way, the ex-convict joins a revolution, adopts a daughter, and beats people up. Hooray. (Summary by smileyman457) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, steal, romance, ex-convict, French Revolution
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the "literary nonsense" genre, and...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, fantasy, adventure, carroll, fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Alexandre Dumas
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Librivox recording of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one". The Three Musketeers was...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Dumas, musketeers, France, D'Artagnan, Athos, Portos, Aramis, Richelieu,...
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by Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, poetry, religion, afterlife, christianity
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
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LibriVox recording of Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2), by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Read by Bob Neufeld. Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen). ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fairy tales, fiction, short stories, Grimm, Grimms' Fairy Tales
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Porter, Eleanor H
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Librivox recording of Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Mary Anderson Pollyanna tells the story of Pollyanna Whittier, a young girl who goes to live with her wealthy Aunt Polly after her father’s death. Pollyanna’s philosophy of life centers around what she calls “The Glad Game”: she always tries to find something to be glad about in every situation, and to always do without delay whatever she thinks is right. With this philosophy, and her own sunny personality, she brings so much...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, children, porter, glad game
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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LibriVox recording of A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Part One of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Mars-Series. Easy, swank, pulp reads about an omnipotent gentleman teleported to Mars, finding an outlandish society of ape-, tree- and lizardmen, red-, white-, yellowmen, brains on legs, strange bastions and curious apparatuses, where the strongest survives and women are needy beauties to be saved. How can something be so platitudinous and at the same time so imaginative and enthralling? Boys'...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, teens, mars, burroughs, sci-fi
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Giovanni Boccaccio, translated by J. M. Rigg
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LibriVox recording of The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, translated by J. M. Rigg. The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Many notable writers such as Shakespeare and Chaucer are said to have borrowed from The Decameron. (from Wikipedia)...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: LibriVox, audio books, Medieval literature, plague, sex, love
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Geoffrey Chaucer
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LibriVox recording of The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a group of pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The themes of the tales vary, and include...
( 2 reviews )
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Joseph Devlin
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The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. This is a 1910 guide for those who wish to learn how to correctly (though maybe not "properly") create sentences, use figures of speech, write letters, and more, all while choosing the right words and doing it with style. Joseph Devlin's words may not all be relevant still today, but at least it sounds good when it's read aloud! (Summary by Andrew Lebrun). Download M4B (157MB)
( 1 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, English, composition, punctuation, Devlin
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text